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Beautiful Provence House in the Luberon - Heated Swimming Pool & Large Gardens.

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's2
Space 2,368 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House in Roussillon for 8 people with Air Conditioning and Heated Swimming Pool

La Bergerie Provençale is set amidst the villages, vineyards, and orchards of Provence’s renowned Luberon national park.

Originally a 200 year old stone ‘Bergerie’ or shepherds house, the property has been extended and renovated to create a stunning and luxury villa within one hectare of gated private gardens with a very large 6x12 meter heated swimming pool.

Approached along a tree-lined drive, the house is situated in the beautiful countryside of the Luberon and is surrounded on all sides by vineyards, farmland and woodland with beautiful uninterrupted views of the village of Roussillon, one of France’s acclaimed ‘Les Plus Beaux Villages de France’.

Located in the very heart of the Luberon valley, the house is within easy driving distance of the areas most famous hilltop ‘perched’ villages, markets and restaurants including Gordes, Menerbes, Lacoste, Bonnieux with the local village of Roussillon only 3 minutes drive away.

The House has been designed to be a very comfortable and stylish home away from home. When you arrive you will be greeted by our English, French and German speaking house manager who will introduce to the house and its facilities.

There are four large double bedrooms opening out onto the shaded terrace overlooking the pool. Two of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with baths and separate showers. The third and fourth bedrooms share a third separate bathroom equipped with bath and shower.

All bedrooms are fitted with Air Conditioning for your comfort.

The kitchen is well equipped with dishwasher, American fridge freezer, oven and microwave. A spacious separate utility room comes equipped with washing machine and drying area.

The house is naturally cool in summer and has under-floor heating and a large open fireplace in the living room for the cooler months.

The lounge has a large LCD television and DVD player with a wide range of satellite channels including all of the UK freeview channels including the childrens channels. Guests are welcome to use the iPod compatible sound dock and wireless broadband internet access.

Linen, towels and pool towels are included together with a cleaning service on departure.

Outside the gardens extend to one hectare containing a mixture of lawns, oak woodland and orchard. The heated south facing 6x12m swimming pool is reached by winding stone paths and is surrounded by a grassed area for sunbathing. The pool is accessed by security gate and is fitted with the latest automatic cover to ensure the safety of your family.

Sun loungers are provided as well as a lavish 3x3 metre outside L-shaped sofa for relaxing by the pool. Directly next to the pool terrace is the outdoor summer kitchen, this is equipped with a large BBQ. Another totally separate outside dining area is located in a grove of oak trees under a vine covered pergola.

More Details

Owner
Neil Whitehall-Smith
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 September, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just wanted to say we absolutely love your place and have been able to switch off work for a few

Days (which is unusual for us)!



As we obviously don't want to leave, we are keen to come back next year!
May 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Marseille International
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Roussillon Village
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Marseille Port
Nearest Train
45 Kilometres
Avignon TGV
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Cavaillon Junction A7
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Roussillon Village
Nearest Beach
130 Kilometres
Cassis

Roussillon is located in the heart of the Luberon’s 'Golden Triangle' formed by the medieval hilltop villages of Gordes, Bonnieux, Lourmarin, Lacoste, Menerbes (featured in Peter Mayle's 'Year in Provence') and Oppede-le-Vieux, all of which are within 10-20 minutes drive.

The medieval village hides a picturesque maze of streets and squares, full of charming restaurants and art galleries. If you walk to the top of the village you will see wonderful panoramic views across the valley to the Grand Luberon, the slopes of Mont Ventoux, and the plateau of the Vaucluse.

The Luberon is considered to be the heart of Provence and the house is a perfect base to explore Avignon, Aix en provence, Orange and Arles all within an hours drive. The closest beach is located an hour's away at Cassis which has a fine sandy beach just outside the port, the Plage de la Grande mer. The French Riviera is two hours away.

It is a one hour drive to the international airports at Marseille and Nimes. The high speed TGV train service stops at Avignon is also one hour from the house.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Joucas in Vaucluse

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2368 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Luxury
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedroom are fitted with Air Conditioning.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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Beautiful Provence House in the Luberon - Heated Swimming Pool & Large Gardens.
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5

Amazing house in a fantastic area!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Provence and we have to say we loved it!

The house is perfectly located in the centre of the Luberon and we had trouble tearing ourselves away from the Pool each day to visit all the beautiful villages nearby.

We travelled as a family with two small children and found the house absolutely perfect for our needs. The owners provided High Chairs and Cots and the Security Cover on the Pool meant we could sunbathe and read our books without having to watch the little ones every move.

The house is located at the end of a very quiet private lane with no neighbours making it extremely quiet and private.

Although we ate out regularly we found the kitchen and BBQ to be well equipped for the dinners and lunches we prepared ourselves.

All the bedrooms are of a good size and the large Master Suite was a very pleasant surprise.

We have already booked to stay again next year!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Even better than we hoped...

  • 5 of 5

After a mammoth journey where lack of sleep the previous week led to matchstick propped eyelids that required 2 hourly Autoroute espresso top up's to keep the show on the road in one piece, we finally got within a few kilometres of La Bergerie Provencal. Our tired hearts soared when we saw the landscape of hills, red sand and pines lit by the orange early evening sun. The beautiful hilltop town of Gordes passed by and we descended with Roussillon in our sights.....then we got lost. No matter, spirits were high as we doubtfully drove into a small lane that after a few houses seemed to go nowhere. Just a bit further and ready to do a U-TURN the kids shouted 'thats it!'. Thank God...we crunched up the drive beyond the gates with relief, and knew we'd made a good choice before we'd set a foot on the ground....

Simple, stylish and traditional décor in the house makes you feel at home immediately. Each bedroom has its own character, lovely ensuite bathrooms and comfy linen.. Cosy lounge, lovely sofa's and DVD's for when your 14yrold Netflix Junkie son needs some screen time, although with a pool and garden as lovely as La Bergerie's, even he didn't feel the need for three days straight!

More than enough towels, crockery, cooking equipment etc...nice filter coffee machine and big fridge with water filter and ice dispenser to keep your Rosé chilled...Even a BBQ Nitwit like me managed a fine steak or two on the gas burner that sits out on the terrace...best holiday we've had in years. If only we could have turned down the volume of the Cicadas, Jeez! Thanks Neil and Mel..

The Parsons...(Family, not vicars)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

TIcks all the boxes!

  • 5 of 5

I saw the photos online and could hardly believe that this place was going to be as good as it looked - but it was! We were a party of 4 adults and 2 children, aged 4 and 18 months respectively. The accommodation is both private and flexible, so that it would suit almost any combination of guests. There is plenty of space so that we never felt on top of one another and plenty of room in the garden for the children to run around (when they weren't in the pool!). The children's play area was an added bonus. The pool is something else-graduated and with steps at the shallow end for the children but large enough and deep enough for adults too. The setting is fabulous and it was a real treat to open the bedroom doors onto the garden and pop into the pool for an early morning dip. Rousillion with its supermarket, pretty shops and restaurants is only a few minutes (uphill) drive away but the villa itself is in a very rural position with no noise or light pollution. Christian, the house manager is both charming and multilingual and was able to conjure up a plumber at short notice when we had a problem with one of the showers. What's not to like? We're hoping to book again for next year.......

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
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4

A peaceful slice of Provence

  • 4 of 5

Allow mw to start this review by saying La Provencal Bergerie, Hameau Du Trabail, Roussillon is a lovely house with a beautiful, private pool and a spacious yard and that I would recommend it to almost everyone. If you're looking for a very comfortable house to crash at night, this is your place. However, and here's the rub, if your looking for something that feels like a home, a place where meals can be prepared and tables can be set this might not be the right place for you.

Pros: Location, location, location. I can't tell you how many day trip locations were within a 30 minute drive. Very comfortable beds. Wonderful sofas for those evenings when it's just a bit chilly for the patio. Beautiful heated pool, (though we were visiting during a cool snap and even with the water at 83 degrees it was a bit too cold.)

Cons. Towels. We were provided with one bath towel per person. No wash clothes, hand towels or bath mats. And the big fail, at least for our group, were the wine glasses. Tiny 6 or 8 ounce wine glasses were all they had to offer. We poured over wines to bring home for dinner each evening and the wine glasses were just pathetic.

Please take this review not as a condemnation of the property but instead our failing to find exactly what we were looking for. As I said. I would recommend the property to almost anyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob, thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Each guest is supplied with one Bath Towel, One Pool Towel and a Hand Towel. We are not sure that guests would want to use face / wash cloths if we supplied them and in our experience this is the kind of personal item most people bring themselves. It is great that you were enjoying the local wines and apologies for the wine glasses being too small for you. These are very normal bistro glasses that are used all across France and they have the benefit of fitting in the dishwasher which I know is convenient for guests. I am afraid the best course of action may be to just keep refilling them regularly with those great local wines! We look forward to welcoming you again soon! Melanie & Neil
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Perfection in Provence

  • 5 of 5

We cannot recommend this place highly enough - in over a decade of holidaying every year in the Luberon this is the best place we have found. It combines a stunning interior with a lovely garden and pool area. It is in grounds large enough to offer complete privacy and solitude but with a village just a few minutes drive away with a bakery, butcher and a good choice of places to eat. Well situated for many of the fantastic markets and for anyone who is a wine lover the options are endless. We are returning for our third stay next year.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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5

Pleasing to the eye with all physical comforts available also

  • 5 of 5

Our stay was delightful. The villa is beautifully and tastefully laid out, both inside and out and all the mod cons and basics are in place to make your stay comfortable and easy. Attention is obviously paid to detail over this aspect, which we much appreciated. The swimming pool was a huge success with both myself, my children and grandchildren and I found both the local contact person and the owner very supportive,informative and helpful both

in connection with the local area and any problems/difficultes. Our stay was a huge success and we found the villa to be delightful, as indeed was the surrounding area. I would not hesitate to repeat the experience and to recommend it to friends..

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Joucas, Vaucluse

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Late Summer 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,992
for 7 nights
£1,992
 
 
Low Season 2017
1 Oct 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,549
for 7 nights
£1,549
 
 
Lavender Season 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,080
for 7 nights
£2,080
 
 
Peak Season 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£3,674
for 7 nights
£3,674
 
 
Late Summer 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,992
for 7 nights
£1,992
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£1,549
for 7 nights
£1,549
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £531.17

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